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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Uralan Sacks Coach

MOSCOW -- Premier division side Uralan Elista has sacked its coach Pavel Yakovenko, a club spokesman said Wednesday.

Yakovenko, 35, a former Dynamo Kiev player and member of the 1986 Soviet World Cup team, became the premier division's third coaching casualty just two months into the season after taking over at Uralan Elista at the start of the year.

Earlier, Shinnik Yaroslavl and Zhemchuzhina Sochi also made coaching changes.

Uralan finished seventh last season, its first in the top flight, but is a disappointing 13th this time with just eight points from nine matches.